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dealing with a big financial crisis and the economy was taking a turn for the worse, so the president was looking at hope and change and trying to be positive and bring the economy back. this speech was much different and it sounded more aggressive. the president can't run for election again, so the next four years, you got the sense that he was going to push for social change and you heard him use the word "together" at least seven times in his speech. he's going to be calling on americans for the next four years to be hammering it out with their local congressman and their local senators to try and push issues like gun reform immigration reform and for the first time, we heard a president use the term gay for gay marriage ever in an inaugural speech. so it was a different tone than four years ago. >> brandi hitt live for us. thank you, brandi. some folks said it seemed more like a state of the union address than it did an inaugural. he hit so many policies, whether it was climate change, the gay rights issue, equal pay for equal work, immigration reform. he referenced newtown, which
his agenda which is gun control, the economy, health care overhaul. >> and foreign policy is always an issue. so you have the arab spring. most people think that that could be ushering a lot of democracy into the middle east, but we don't know. there's still a lot of tension there. that's going to be an issue for him, as well. >> the plate is full. so enjoy the party today, because the work starts tomorrow. in fact, some republicans are having a little retreat in vegas right now to get out of d.c. so hopefully the partisanship eases a little bit. >> about 100 of them have departed. >> never dull. >>> also some other news this morning, we want to wish our friend and colleague barbara walters a speedy recovery. she was hospitalized saturday after a minor fall in washington. barbara, who is now 83 years old, fell on the stairs at the british ambassador's residence and cut her forehead. she is alert and telling everyone what to do, which is a good sign. she's in the hospital for tests and for some observation. and will not be unfortunately part of abc's inaugural coverage today. >>> inv
admitted overstating fuel economy numbers on more than 1 million cars recently sold in north america. >>> now to a runway mishap involving two planes in washington's dulles airport. a united flight that just arrived from brussels clipped wings with an empty plane that was parked near the gate. no one was injured. >>> salt lake city's airport was forced to shut down for hours after getting clammed with the most freezing rain in 30 years. a frontier airlines plane slid on a patch of ice after arriving from denver. no one was hurt, but thousands of passengers were stranded. i was just at that airport last. so just made it back. >>> here's your friday forecast. dangerous cold from minnesota to maine. a half foot of snow around the great lakes. just a few inches from ohio to indiana and the northeast. freezing rain from nashville to atlanta. rain from l.a. to phoenix. rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> 40s in the northwest. 2 below zero in fargo. 20s from chicago into the northeast. >>> it was a hollywood ending to a small dog's ordeal. ironically enough in l.a. rescuers
price tag on american worker's sleep deprivation, saying chronic exhaustion cost the economy more than $63 billion and the cdc reports more than 40 million workers sleep fewer than six hours a night. that's below the recommended 7 to 9 hours. the sleep problems are linked to depression, obesity and cancer. [ yawning ] >> get more than five hours a night. >> sorry. that cost $1.50 right there. >> maybe we should have seen this coming. two men from new jersey are suing subway because the chain's foot-long sandwiches are not always 12 inches. the suit is believed to be the first legal action against subway since the flap went public last week. a lawyer says they're seeking compensatory damages and they want subway to change its practices. i think people eat too much any way. >> and they say america is a litigious society. no, i dispute that. can't get the foot long. >>> while we're feeling angry, mcdonald's will seen roll out a new seafood snack. they're called, i'm not making up up, fish mcbites and they'll debut next month. it will come in three sizes, made from the same fish that'
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